From Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Jerry from ‘Tom and Jerry’ to Stuart little…we all have loved mouse from our favorite cartoon character. These tiny animals are symbol of wisdom, discovery, organization and scrutiny. Some of the interesting facts about mice are here to blow your mind. Check them out below:
2. Tail as long as body
3. Communicate through facial expression
4. Clean little creatures
5. The Useful Whiskers
6. Play dead when threatened
7. “Mouse song” to court
8. Talkative rodents
9. Eats a lot
10. A group is called “mischief”
11. Mice can get pregnant within 48 hours of giving birth
Interestingly, mice can get pregnant again within 48 hours of giving birth which is why it is important to have same sex mice as pets. Also a female mouse can have babies at 2 months of age.
12. Great Athletes
13. Mice and humans mind works the same
It is found that humans and mice mind and bodies work in quite a similar manner. That is the main reason that mice are being used in lab experiments for the things of human consumption.
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14. Mice Infestations
Mice are real trouble when it comes to “Mice infestations”. Did you know a mouse can squeeze through 6mm gap and can see best in dim lights? These are the main reason that a mouse comes to your house and never leaves.
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15. Religious Significance of Mouse
The God Apollo of Ancient Greece is sometimes called Apollo Smintheus, which means Apollo the Mouse. To honor him, white mice are kept in Apollo’s temple. Also, the Hindu God, Lord Ganesh has a mouse as a vehicle.
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16. Cooked mice are a great cure to illness
Some religions have a great respect for mouse. In Egypt, a cooked mouse was used to cure a variety of illnesses including that of stomach’s.
17. Mice carry lots of germs
These tiny cute rodents can carry lot of germs than you can think. They can carry as many as 200 human pathogens. SO BEWARE next time mice invade your homes.
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